Good coaches inspire people to get active and stay active. Good coaches also guide those on a journey of improvement, including those with talent, to progress faster and further than they could on their own. Additionally, the act of coaching brings individual and personal wellbeing to the coach and the participant as well as making valuable, social and economic contributions to society. Therefore Get Berkshire Active are committed to; making it easier for people from a wider range of backgrounds become coaches, develop a learning culture focused on ongoing improvement and the development of coaching expertise and support coaches to become better equipped to provide experiences based on the needs and goals of the individual being coached. So through these bursaries we hope to focus some of our resources to support different coaches.
Club Coach Bursary
Get Berkshire Active offer a coach bursary scheme that is open to all club volunteers or coaches working within a structured environment (for example; clubs, schools/colleges, after school clubs). Bursaries can be applied for up to 30% of the cost of the course and we will consider applications for all CPD and levels of coaching awards. Coaches receiving bursaries are required to report back to Get Berkshire Active on the impact of the bursary on their coaching. Applications will be favoured if the club is willing to commit match funding to the coach or volunteer's bursary.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcomed from;
- individuals from clubs,
- coaching agencies/companies
- coaches within the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB's) system
- 20180401 GBA Club Coach Bursary Application (MS Word, 1019 Kb)
- Get Berkshire Active Club Coach Bursary Guidelines (MS Word, 87 Kb)
Women in Coaching Bursary
Project 500 is a local campaign to address the imbalance in the number of male to female coaches, creating a more diverse workforce to drive the growth of female participation in sport. In Berkshire we have created a Project 500 offer to support local females to get in making a difference in their communities! This bursary has been designed to increase the accessibility and opportunity for women to get into volunteering, coaching or leading a session.
Community Activator Bursary
Get Berkshire Active offer a Community Coach bursary scheme that is open to any activators or volunteers based in the community who would like to increase the amount of opportunity accessible to residence. Activity doesn't have to be conventional sport or physical activity and should be based on community demand.
Bursaries can be applied for up to 50% of the cost of the course and we will consider applications for all CPD and levels of coaching awards. All successful individuals are required to report back to Get Berkshire Active on the impact of the bursary on their upskilling. Please also consider Project Funding for this as well to support other expenses that are associated with project – for example equipment costs and venue hire.
- Get Berkshire Active Community Activator Application (MS Word, 1 Mb)
- 20180401 GBA Community Activator Bursary Guidelines (PDF, 566 Kb)
Get Berkshire Active organise a range of courses which are open to everyone interested in improving their knowledge and skills in coaching, safeguarding, disability sport, equality, effective communication and much more. We also have the capacity to arrange closed and bespoke opportunities on topics catered to the learning you need. Check out our workshops to see what's coming up soon.